Somerset star Nick Compton makes England Test debut in India

12:37 15 November 2012

Somerset

Somerset's Nick Compton who made his England Test debut in the first Test in India.

Archant

Somerset’s Nick Compton made his debut in the first Test against India at the Sardar Patel Stadium on Thursday.

England, as expected, named Compton to open the batting alongside new captain Alastair Cook.

The pair would have to wait for their chance to impress, however, after India won a crucial toss and inevitably chose to bat first on a dry pitch expected to increasingly favour spin.

England unsurprisingly named Tim Bresnan as their third seamer, in a predictable line-up also containing Stuart Broad following his recovery from a bruised heel.

India went into the game with two specialist spinners in Ravichandran Ashwin and Pragyan Ojha, which could well prove to be the decisive factor in this first of three Test matches as day one ended with the hosts a dominant 323-4.

Spinner Graham Swan was the only England bowler to claim wickets – taking all four for 85 runs having bowled 32 of the day’s 90 overs.

The teams: India: MS Dhoni (Capt.), Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag, Cheteshwar Pujara, Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, R Ashwin, Zaheer Khan, Umesh Yadav, Pragyan Ojha.

0 comments

Other Sport Stories

Devon Air Ambulance

Quick thinking and use of defibrillator saved the life of Torridge Pilot Gig Club rower during regatta.

Read more
10:38
Roller Derby action

The South West Angels of Terror (SWAT) Roller Derby Team hosted the latest games within tier three of the British Roller Derby Championships at Wellsprings Leisure Centre, Taunton.

Read more
Yesterday, 20:10
Seaton Tennis Club ladies' singles title winner Anna Moroz with runner-up Teresa Hancock

Seaton Tennis Club was bathed in unexpected sunshine as juniors showed their skill and energy during the 2015 Finals Day, writes Belinda Bawden.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:24
James Anderson, overall male winner, 21 mins 27 secs

The show went on at Torrington Terror Triathlon despite wind and rain halting cycling section.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:01
The five hour gang at Devon and Somerset Glding Club

The past week saw lots of action at the Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, writes Jill Harmer.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Upottery went down by 130 runs to a Tiverton side that has now gone above them in the D Division East table.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:27
Runners at the 'Race the Tram' meeting.

The annual ‘Race The Tram’ from Colyton to Seaton event took place last Monday and after a somewhat grotty day the sky cleared and we were treated to a super race followed by a sumptuous barbecue at AVR junior leader Phil’s fantastic beach hut, writes Dave Mutter.

Read more
Yesterday, 11:26
Honiton club champion Sue Evans (right) with Suzie Collins of Cornwall

Sue Evans has booked a return to Leamington after more success on the green, writes Julie Grant.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:45
Swimming pool

After their exploits in the first round, numerous young swimmers aged between nine and twelve represented Chard and District Swimming Club again in the Southern Junior League, writes Paul Harrison.

Read more
Yesterday, 07:44
Cricket - generic picture

Kilmington not only dealt a severe blow to the Whimple D Division East title hopes, but also did their own chances of bagging a top two berth a power of good as they claimed a six wicket win over the one time runaway leaders of the section.

Read more

Local Weather

Sunny

Sunny

max temp: 17°C

min temp: 12°C

Most Read Sport

Great British Life


Great British Life

Family Notices 24



Devon's trusted business finder